Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 15-Jul-2023
Last Updated: 15-Jul-2023

At Absolute Blues Guitar, we’re committed to ensuring the privacy of our registered members, as well as all visitors to our website. We especially want you to know that we don’t and won’t ever sell, rent, or trade your information with other businesses or companies for the purposes of marketing.

This policy was updated on July 15th 2023 and we plan to review it regularly to make sure it’s thorough and easy to understand.

We tossed a coin and decided that Sarah will be our data protection officer (EDIT: a double sided coin, since I’m the tech half of this outfit ~ SC), so if you’ve got any questions about our policy, you can contact her by sending an email to; she’ll be very happy to help you.

In this Privacy Policy, we’ve provided detailed information about when and why we collect your personal information, how we use it, when and why we disclose it to others, and how we keep it secure.

Your personal data

You can visit our website without submitting any personal information whatsoever. However, if you wish to gain access to the lessons, you will be asked to register as a “Member”. This involves supplying your name, email address, and (when you sign up for a full membership) your physical address & credit card details. This information is used to process your membership registration — your physical address and card details are used only to process your payment securely while protecting you against fraud; they are not stored in our membership system.

Our membership system is located on a secure, cloud-based server within the U.K.

Payment card security

Our payment transactions are processed by Stripe Inc, a company that provides a secure platform to online businesses for the purpose of processing card transactions. When you sign up for a full membership of Absolute Blues Guitar, the information required to pass card validation & fraud protection, process your monthly payments and send you payment confirmations will be submitted to Stripe. Stripe has the highest level of certification available in the payments industry and forces the use of Transport Layer Security (TLS, which supersedes SSL), so every interaction with its servers requires a valid TLS certificate (indicated by a green padlock in your browser’s address bar). Stripe’s worldwide Privacy Policy can be found at

How your personal data is kept confidential

As a registered Member, the only personal data that’s stored about you in our membership system is the name and email address you supplied when you joined. We do also store other information connected to your membership record; for example, what type of membership you have and (if you’re a full member), when your last payment was processed — we need to store that information so that we know whether or not you can access the lessons.


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Who we share your information with

We only share your information with other organisations where we have your permission to do so in accordance with this Policy or where it is necessary for a legitimate reason connected with our website and membership of it.

Here’s a list of third parties we work with

Krystal Hosting Ltd — To provide our server infrastructure.
Stripe Inc — To securely process payment-related data transactions.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information to third parties in the following circumstances:

To comply with any legal or regulatory obligation or request
To enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements or to investigate potential breaches
To protect the rights, property or safety of our website and/or our registered members.

We may revise this Privacy Policy in the future and the most up-to-date version will always be available on this page, so you can come back and review it whenever you’d like to.